Dan Ahwa is fashion editor for Viva and Canvas magazines.

Fashion: Colour codes

Mix block brights with neutrals for a thoughtful approach to wearing colour.
Hermes Resort 2016.
Hermes Resort 2016.

One of fashion's favourite tropes is to trot out colour blocking as a way to wear colour when the temperature turns up, and with the official beginning of spring this week, the colour blocking memo begs a little more consideration.

Vivid, bright hues pared back with strong neutral tones offer up a thoughtful and fresh way to wear a bright colour.

Bianca Spender Resort 2017.
Bianca Spender Resort 2017.

And when it comes to separates, think of relaxed utilitarian pieces such as khaki pants or tan-coloured tops, teamed with your favourite bright colour.

It's a great way to ease into wearing colour and is versatile enough to consider for both work and weekend dressing.

From left:

Whistle skirt, $100, from Farmers.
Lonely pleated pants $299.
Cooper skirt $349.
Country Road shorts $109.

Prada handbag $3800, trick book with anchor from $805, small book, from $575 and metal key from $475.
Reebok x Garbstore sneakers, $160, from Good As Gold.

Harris Wharf coat, $690, from Fabric.
Miu Miu vest about $712, from Net-a-Porter.
Kilt dress $159.
Kate Sylvester scarf $149.

- Canvas

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